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Pena wins recount by 8 votes

Longtime Brownsville Independent School District trustee Minerva M. Peña won her race for the Position 6 seat on the BISD Board of Trustees after...

December Creations: Ambriz brought Zoo Nights & Lights to life

The Gladys Porter Zoo's famous Zoo Nights and Lights illuminated characters trace their origins to maintenance supervisor Natividad "Naty" Ambriz, who started making them...

Recount underway in hotly contested BISD race

If you’ve ever wondered whether the vote you’re casting actually makes any difference, this year’s race for Position 6 on the Brownsville Independent School...

BISD stands by decision to reopen Nov. 30

Absent a new waiver or extension from the Texas Education Agency, the Brownsville Independent School District will restart in-person instruction to students whose families...

BISD prepares to welcome students Nov. 30

Starting the Monday after Thanksgiving, all Brownsville Independent School District campuses will be open for in-person learning to any student whose family requests that...

Brownsville native named to Biden education transition team

Brownsville native Norma V. Cantú, a University of Texas law school and school of education professor, has been named to President-elect Joe Biden’s 20-member...

Pena loses BISD election by one vote

After all was said and done, one vote separated the winner and the runner-up in Board President Minerva M. Pena's race for a fourth...

Atkinson trial nears final arguments

Government prosecutors introduced evidence Tuesday linking former Brownsville ISD board vice-president Sylvia Atkinson to a behind-the-scenes deal to skirt prohibitions against her doing business...

Atkinson takes stand for defense; BISD trustee’s bribery trial continues

Brownsville Independent School District Trustee Sylvia Atkinson took the witness stand in her own defense Monday afternoon on charges she solicited and accepted a...

Jury sees video of alleged bribery in Atkinson trial

The government on Tuesday finished questioning its key witness in the bribery case against Sylvia Atkinson after showing the jury a video recording of Atkinson...